We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Arlington Heights, IL.

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Dr. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ho include allergy testing. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ho accepts. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Ho trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick sees patients in Des Plaines, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. Dr. Lerrick is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lerrick attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert L Deitch, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Deitch practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. Dr. Deitch accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rush Medical College and a graduate of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lon J Petchenik, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lon Petchenik works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Petchenik include chin surgery, cauterizations, and nasal endoscopy. Dr. Petchenik honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Petchenik has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Chin Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Laryngoscopy, Neck Problems, Allergy ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Glenn Grossman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Grossman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. Dr. Grossman is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Latev Wittkopf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Maria Wittkopf is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wittkopf include allergy testing. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for her residency. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Glenn J Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Schwartz is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Lawrence O Martin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1430 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 214
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Martin's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Smyrniotis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Smyrniotis, who practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, nasal endoscopy, and hearing test. Dr. Smyrniotis honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Brow Lift, Laryngoscopy, Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk R Clark, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kirk Clark is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Clark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of clinical interest consist of nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Clark takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

Dr. Marci Jill Pugnale, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marci Pugnale's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). In her practice, she is particularly interested in cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Pugnale is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Pugnale's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Endoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy, Flexible Laryngoscopy

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:

  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.

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